New Discoveries May Unlock the Link Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Autism

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1. INTRODUCTION

When I was in medical school more than 32 years ago, the incidence of autism was 1 in 10,000. Today, the incidence has climbed to less than 1 in 50, according to CDC statistics.1

Projections from reputable experts suggest that within 10 to 20 years, HALF of all children will have some form of autistic disorder.

While there’s a strong component of increased awareness, which means more children are being diagnosed, this still cannot account for the exponential increase in autism incidence.

How can a culture continue to thrive if every other child has a dysfunctional brain? It can’t. It’s a prescription for social breakdown. Clearly something needs to be done to curb this avalanching trend.

But just what can a parent do to reduce the risk to their child?

Biological scientist Rhonda Patrick, Ph.D. has published two papers2,3 that expand on some very exciting, simple, but powerful lifestyle interventions that could have profound influence not only on autism but a variety of other developmental disorders in childhood.

We’ve heard about the influence of vitamin D on autism before, but only from a superficial point of view. In her studies, Patrick has dug deep, arriving at a really brilliant hypothesis.

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